Buying a Tea Set

When people hear that I am "into" tea and teaware, they tend to also assume that I collect traditional British style teapots and teasets. The truth, however, is somewhat disappointing, as my taste in teaware is decidedly functional, so most of my brewing and drinking vessels are Chinese-style cups and teapots that I've collected over …

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Teawares Fit for a Queen (or at Least a Duchess)

You can have a truly “regal” teatime with some teawares that are fit for a Queen — well, maybe a Duchess (as in Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who is rumored to have started this whole afternoon teatime business, for which hubby and I are quite grateful). Porcelain, bone china, silver, and glass teawares …

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Tea-for-Two Sets

Just as tea-for-one sets provide a cozy tea moment, tea-for-two sets provide that coziness for you and a special someone. Thank goodness there are some really, really cute tea-for-two sets out there. Tea-for-two sets generally are a small teapot, two cups (or two mugs) and a matching tray to set them all on. They make …

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The DeWitt Wallace Museum

By Stephanie Hanson This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Never have I seen so many teapots and tea paraphernalia in one place. In fact, it was quite overwhelming, and requires many hours of scrutiny to fully absorb. The collection focuses on Early American …

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